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Book a fitness class anywhere in the US with a Google search

When Reserve with Google starting helping users book fitness classes last year, the scheduling tool was only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Today, the company announced that the handy feature is now available all over the US. That means that you'll be able to book and …

Google

GoPro launches its Karma drone in the UK

GoPro's foray into drone development has been troubled, to say the least. The highly anticipated Karma launched in the US last October, only to be recalled a few weeks later. The reason? Some of them were falling out of the sky (eesh). As a result, GoPro never released the product in the UK. Until …

Drones

Twitter removes @replies from 140-character limit

While many have embraced the short and sweet nature of Twitter's 140-character limit, the restriction can be something of a pain. So last year, Twitter made a few changes to help you express more with less. For example, it's now possible to quote a retweet without it affecting your character count, …

Marketing

Microsoft has its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has been bundling Microsoft apps like Skype, OneDrive, OneNote and more on its phones and tablets for a while now. However, when it comes to the Galaxy S8, the two companies are taking their partnership a step further. <i>The Verge</i> reports that Microsoft is selling a Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft …

Microsoft

Adobe's experimental app copies one photo's style to another

Photo retouching and style matching (not to be confused with Prisma-like Instagram filters) is challenging work that requires a trained eye and hours of labor. At least, it was, until AI took that job, too. Researchers from Adobe and Cornell University have showed off an experimental app called …

Photoshop

Volkswagen can sell (some) diesel cars in the US again

Volkswagen is about to sell diesel vehicles for the first time in the US since its emission scandal broke in 2015. The automaker has received the EPA's blessing to sell 2015 diesel models that have been updated with new hardware and anti-pollution software, VW spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan told</i> …

Fuel Efficiency

Facebook opens up donations for personal needs

Last year, Facebook announced a tool to help you create fundraisers for 501c3 nonprofits verified by the company. The social network even extended those donations to live videos. Today, Facebook is giving you the chance to raise money for causes that hit a little closer to home. With what it's …

Facebook

NASA probe Juno captures Jupiter's poles in glorious detail

In August 2011 NASA sent a probe the size of a basketball court into space on a mission to observe Jupiter. Now, five years later, the $1 billion dollar probe has something to show for it's 415 million mile journey. Named Juno, the probe has managed to photograph Jupiter's poles for the first time, …

Space

'Quake Champions' beta begins April 6th

If you're waiting with baited breath for the <i>Quake Champions</i> beta, then you'll soon be able to begin exhaling. The news is out that the game's closed beta will begin on Thursday, April 6th, with additional players being added to it over time. If you haven't yet signed up, you can do so right now at …

Gaming

Toyota is using AI to hunt for new battery materials

Toyota has turned to artificial intelligence for help in the hunt for new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing $35 million into the project and is teaming up with various institutions and companies, including MIT and Stanford …

Artificial Intelligence

Sway is a slick meditation app that makes sure you relax

Sway is a smartphone-based meditation (kind of) game, that comes from Ustwo, the company behind acclaimed mobile hit <i>Monument Valley</i>. No, this isn't a dreamily designed puzzler, but the same gentle aesthetics and attention to detail are definitely found in this app's DNA. I got to test Sway a few …

Meditation

Uber finally lets you adjust your pickup location

Lest we forget among all the corporate stupidity, Uber is actually popular for a reason: It's convenient, and taxi service often sucks. The ridesharing firm has just fixed one of the main bugaboos with its app, the fact that you can't modify your location once you order a ride. Riders in the UK, US …

Uber

Double Fine's mesmerizing 'GNOG' comes to PS4 in May

If you thought that <i>Persona 5</i> would be the most stylish game you'd play this Spring, you might want to think again. In a move set to please PlayStation owners, Double Fine has announced that it's bringing the beautiful puzzler <i>GNOG</i> to PS4 and PSVR on May 2nd. Developed as a collaboration between toy …

Gaming

Marshall's next long-lasting wireless headphone has a familiar look

Until now, if you wanted a set of wireless headphones that matched your Marshall guitar amp, you had to choose between two on-ear options. Today, the company revealed an over-ear model in the Monitor Bluetooth. As the name suggestions, this new entry into Marshall's personal audio line is a …

Headphones

Blue Origin's New Shepard wins prestigious aeronautics award

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket has been winning awards left, right and center, but this one is "personally meaningful" for company chief Jeff Bezos. The reusable rocket has been chosen to receive the Collier Trophy for 2016, presented to those who've made the "greatest achievement in aeronautics …

Space Travel

Watch astronaut Peggy Whitson's historic spacewalk

Dr. Peggy Whitson, the first woman to command the ISS, might soon also hold the record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut. She's scheduled to step out of the ISS today (March 30th), and once she does, she'll have eclipsed the number of times current record holder Sunita Williams floated …

Space

The Morning After: Thursday, March 30th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Yesterday we focused on Samsung's big Galaxy S8 reveal, and it didn't disappoint. If you need to get up to speed in a hurry, we boiled the entire event down into one nine-minute video that you can watch here.<p>No more leaksMeet the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+<p>Ever …

Gaming

Microsoft's Twitch competitor can remind you to stretch

Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, has arrived on Xbox One. And seemingly in an effort to keep streamers healthy, there are a few tools in the back-end to remind folks to do things like eat and stretch. Simply check the "Enable Health Reminders" box and at a user-defined intervals you can get …

Microsoft

Domino's delivers pizza in Europe with wheeled drones

Domino's has unleashed another set of pizza delivery drones, this time in Germany and the Netherlands. Last year, it worked with Flirtey to drop pizza to customers in New Zealand using unmanned aerial vehicles. For this pilot program, however, it chose to use autonomous rovers developed by Starship …

Drones

Police report explains little about Uber's autonomous wreck

After one of its self-driving Volvos in Tempe, Arizona was struck by another car, Uber temporarily shut down all autonomous testing in the state and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. No major injuries resulted and both sites resumed operations early this week. But even after the Tempe Police …

Uber

Lyft tests a new fixed-route 'Shuttle' service for commuters

Now that shared rides represent a sizable portion of Uber and Lyft's business, both companies have been looking for new ways to expand their offerings while making the whole system more efficient and affordable at the same time. According to <i>TechCrunch</i>, Lyft is currently testing a new version of its …

Uber

Bioware: Expect 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' support info Tuesday

The latest installment of <i>Mass Effect</i> is here, but so far, <i>Andromeda</i> doesn't look like it's a high point for the series. A Metacritic score in the 70s puts it well below earlier games that all rate in the 90s, as concerns have been raised over facial animations, squad combat, game-breaking glitches, …

PlayStation

Motion-tracking projector puts a laser show on moving faces

The combination of face-mapping and video projections makes for a trippy experience. The technology transforms the human face into a canvas for digital art. When a bright red lightning bolt appeared on Lady Gaga's face during her David Bowie tribute at the Grammys last year, the projection mapping …

Art

Latest Tesla patch enables Autosteer at 80 mph for HW2 models

The new Autopilot features have been lurking in Tesla's latest electric vehicles for a few months and now they're ready to go live. For HW2 vehicles we're talking things like the Lane Departure Warning system, Autosteer at <i>much</i> higher speeds (80mph versus the previous 55mph), Auto Lane Change and …

Tesla

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Mercedes steps up its electric car production plans

When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that it's accelerating those plans, with over 10 EVs on the road by 2022 -- 3 years ahead of the target it set half a …

Tesla

FCC stops federal approval of low-income broadband subsidies

When FCC Chairman Ajit Pai froze the plan to include nine broadband companies in the commission's Lifeline program in February, the future of low-cost, government subsidized internet access suddenly seemed uncertain. Now, nearly two months later, Chairman Pai has released a new statement saying …

Net Neutrality

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5.0

You didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly let slip that the smartphones would use the bleeding edge wireless standard. To recap, 5.0 promises up to …

Samsung

Tribeca announces art-focused Games Festival with Hideo Kojima

Tribeca was the first film festival to embrace video games as a storytelling medium, showcasing the world premiere of detective game <i>L.A. Noire</i> nearly six years ago. Now, the organization is teaming up with publication <i>Kill Screen</i> to launch the inaugural Tribeca Games Festival. Running April 28-29 …

Gaming